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Norwegian-American Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica


JARE 1967-68

The 9th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, led by Masami Murayama, conducted a round-trip traverse to the South Pole in 1967-68 austral spring and summer.

(Text by Atsuhiro Muto)

The party left Syowa on September 28th, 1967. They traveled 2611 km and arrived at the South Pole on December 19th, 1967, to become the 9th party to successfully reach the South Pole. The whole round-trip totaled to 5180 km, traveled over 141 days. Scientific programs along the way included meteorology, glaciology and geophysics.

JARE South Pole Traverse 1

Crevasse penetration by one of the tracked vehicles

JARE South Pole Traverse 3

Geodetic measurements
JARE South Pole Traverse 5

The Japanese traverse team 1967-1968.
JARE South Pole Traverse 4

Sled trains following tracked vehicles with on-board camp facilities.

Information and photos collected from the National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan. Copyright reserved by NIPR.

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